Mason Foundation for Animal Shelter Design Awards up to Maximum Grant Award to Two Animal Rescues
Matching Grants Fund Needs Assessments
CINCINNATI, OH – The Mason Foundation for Animal Shelter Design announced up to the maximum grant award is being awarded to two recipients to conduct a needs assessment. Each animal rescue has been awarded up to the maximum amount of a $4,000 matching grant.
The Humane Society of Port Jervis/Deerpark, Inc. in Port Jervis, NY was awarded the maximum matching grant of $4,000 toward a needs assessment and architectural drawings to update and modernize their existing facility while starting the planning process for a new building. Updates needed include insulation, windows, flooring repairs, and the biggest challenge of completing renovations, especially replacing the concrete floors, kennel dividers and doors of existing kennels while continuing to operate the shelter.
The Homeward Animal Shelter (formerly the Humane Society Fargo-Moorhead) in Fargo, ND was awarded the maximum matching grant of $4,000 toward a needs assessment to expand their existing facility. One of the smallest shelters in the North Dakota with 2,400 square feet, the Homeward Animal Shelter serves the largest metropolitan area in the state. The conceptual design is expected to include additional cat and dog kennels, a surgical room, quarantine rooms, and potentially more office space.
“The Mason Foundation for Animal Shelter Design received numerous qualified applications and we look forward to these matching grants accelerate the progress in enabling the recipients to help animals in need find permanent homes,” said Greg Taylor, Executive Director of the Mason Foundation for Animal Shelter Design. “We know there is a great need for animal shelters across the country to conduct thorough needs assessment and obtain good initial architectural plans and want to help fund those efforts.”
The Mason Foundation for Animal Shelter Design awards matching grants to animal shelters in the United States. The matching grants enable shelters across the United States to fund an initial needs assessment and architectural consultation, providing the hard data necessary to quantify the size and scope of the new facility or remodel, and to start the process correctly and professionally with schematic architectural drawings.
Shelters may apply at www.MasonAnimalFoundation.org. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, email info@MasonAnimalFoundation.org or call 937-780-1039. Mason Company established the Mason Foundation for Animal Shelter Design as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation to enable animal shelters to work with architects and needs assessment providers on their project.
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